Class #37 – Big Roundy


A fun basket for all to make! In this class students will make large baskets with rounded forms out of willow. Built on a 4×4 or 5×5 slath and reverse paired round base, we will create a rounded upsett with three rod waling and then built height and organic shapes with various side weaves. A 4 rod top wale, woven border and optional handles complete the basket. Beginner students can learn this variation of the round base form, and more advanced students can play with shaping, different side weaves, and cranked handles. Students must have strong hands for willow weaving!

Date

Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13

Instructor

Jesica Clark

Ability Level

All levels

Materials Fee

$75

Dimensions

14’ high x 20” in diameter

Tools needed

Students are not required to bring any tools, but here is a tools list for the class: high-quality pruners, bodkin, fid, measuring tape, “very important tool”/conditioning tool: a seamless hard cylinder 2.5-3” in diameter, such as a rolling pin or can of air, weights

A Note About Tools!

Tools needed for each class are noted at the end of each class description. Please make your best effort to make sure that you have what is needed. Tools are available for sharing but it can often slow down class progress.

For those flying to Vermont, Stowe Basketry Festival water buckets will be available.

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